Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Registered Nurse 3 in Alexandria, Louisiana

Registered Nurse 3


$3,148.00 - $6,287.00 Monthly

$18.16 - $36.27 Hourly

$3,148.00 - $6,287.00 Monthly


Alexandria, LA

Alexandria, LA

Job Type



LA Special Education Center

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Supplemental Information

This position has an Special Entrance Rate (SER) rate of $22.61

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application Status Message/What it Means

Application received-Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score-We are making sure you have an active, passing score for

the required written test.

Evaluating experience-Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration-You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Referred to hiring manager for review-Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled-Someone has been selected for the position.

Position cancelled-The agency has decided not to fill the position

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225)925-1914 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title Registered Nurse 3 and job number LSEC-09/30/2016-RN3 on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, you MUST use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here. *Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application. Resumes' are not accepted.


All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned

Louisiana Special Education Center/Transitional Family Life

Deana Frederick

5400 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, La 71306



Offer of employment is contingent upon applicant successfully completing drug and background screenings.

RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate

The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Jeff Travasos, Special Assistant to the LSS Superintendent, (225) 757-3323, jtravasos@lsdvi.org, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may also be referred to Deborah Carter, Human Resources Administrator at (318) 487-5680 or deborah_carter@lsec-la.org



Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing plus two years of professional nursing experience.


A baccalaureate degree in nursing will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in nursing or public health will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Specialized degrees less than a doctorate will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

A doctorate in nursing or public health will substitute for the two years of the required experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts


To provide professional nursing care to patients/clients or to provide education to nursing or medical staff.




General from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.


May provide functional supervision over lower level nurses and/or paraprofessional personnel.




Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the presence of advanced level duties and/or serving as the leadworker.

Differs from Registered Nurse 4 by the absence of specialized clinical duties for a specific patient set, serving as the assistant supervisor in a public health setting, or serving as the coordinator of training/education programs.

Examples of Work



Performs all nursing duties required of professional nurses and serves as a leadworker to lower level professional nurses and paraprofessionals.

Refers clients to other appropriate community agencies and physicians as necessary.

Provides skilled monitoring for patients requiring sophisticated biomedical equipment, i.e., ventilators, volumetric pumps, cardioscopes.

Interprets complex data, i.e., blood gases, chemistric or other lab profiles, and implements intervention based on interpretation. Evaluates nursing care delivered by other nursing staff in assigned area on a shift and provides on-site directions.

Assists in developing and implementing treatment plans for patients/clients.

Makes recommendations to a treatment team regarding hospitalization or continued outpatient care based on assessment of the patient's mental, emotional, and physical condition.

Conducts initial intake interview and assessment of patients/clients.

Provides supportive counseling and crisis intervention for individuals and their families.

Formulates and reviews nursing plans of care for all patients in assigned area and ensures that treatments and therapies specified in the plans are carried out.

May audit charts on a regular basis to evaluate nursing care for quality assurance.

May serve as recruitment liaison with schools of nursing, nursing organizations and job fairs.

Assesses clinical education and patient/client teaching needs utilizing a variety of methods.

Participates in data collection for research and study purposes.

Provides general orientation for new personnel.

Develops on-the-job training programs for the nursing department.

Coordinates training program with area universities and vocational schools.

Develops and designs educational materials, tests, audio-video resources, etc.


To serve as lead worker over professionals and paraprofessionals with full time programmatic responsibility in one or more health programs.

Provides professional nursing care to individuals, families and communities in public health program clinics, communities, shelters and/or any additional sites designated for public health services.

Conducts nursing assessments in the clinic, field, shelter, and/or home visits on infants and children for physical assessments, obtaining medical histories and enforcement of recommended health protocol. Instruct patients on prevention and health maintenance; instructs on specific health conditions. Refers patients to other community resources for treatment and assistance.

Conducts quality assurance and audit reviews, utilizing the Continuous Quality Improvement process to assure a competent health and personal health workforce in systematic evaluation of needed skills, the establishment of standards of performance, and the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures. Coordinates access to care for vulnerable populations.

Performs case management activities utilizing a nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation with assigned families. Schedules and conducts appropriate home visits and refers to community health-care organizations that focus on parental, child health and life development. Uses a Management Information System to manage data, to track family characteristics and needs services provided, and the progress toward program objectives.

Provides health education to individuals/groups regarding health risks and strategies for promoting/protecting their own health, self-care and nutrition.

Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis.

Interprets laboratory results for appropriate intervention and follow-up according to established Program, OSHA and CLIA protocol.

Administers immunizations and other medications; enters data of vaccines administered into LINKS computerized system. Participates on Immunization Response Teams.

Provides professional nursing care and leadership in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide on a 24-hour basis. Ensures emergency care equipment is available and in working order. Maintains CPR certification.

Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in the contact investigation, treatment and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases.

Evaluates the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based services by the collection and maintenance of data.

Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.